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Hope For Shuttered Venues

The Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) Grant program was established by The Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, signed into law on December 27, 2020. The program includes $15 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by the Small Business Administration’s Office of Disaster Assistance. This program may provide relief for many in the bluegrass music industry including ...

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World premiere video: Ten Penny Gypsy’s “Making Headway”

Check out the world premiere video of the latest single, “Making Headway,” from five-time CMA Award nominees, Ten Penny Gypsy right here! Watch video here! It’s from their latest album, Fugitive Heart. The iTunes Chart-Toppers from Little Rock, AR have enjoyed more than 50K Spotify streams following the success of their single and video for, “Your True You.” Shot in December ...

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Asquith Session no. 3’s 2nd release

This week welcomes the release of a fabulous new single from the Asquith Session no.3 with featured vocalists Aly Cook , Jon Abo & George Washingmachine. ARIA award winning producersDavid Nicholas and Graham “Buzz” Bidstrup brought together a session band of legendary Australian musicians at Sydney’s Asquith Studios adding their own unique interpretations to some much loved classic Country, Blues ...

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This week marks the release of the first single from the much anticipated Asquith Session No.3 featuring vocalists Aly Cook , Jon Abo & George Washingmachine. ARIA award winning producers David Nicholas and Graham “Buzz” Bidstrup brought together a session band of legendary Australian musicians at Sydney’s Asquith Studios to add their own unique interpretations to some much loved classic songs. The tracks are released through SBD Music, a label ...

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Red Wing VII Is Near

It’s almost here! One of the larger, perhaps more popular roots music festivals in Virginia is about to happen. Beginning Friday, July 12th, 2019 several thousand music fans will make their way to the unique festival grounds of Natural Chimneys Park in Mt. Solon Virginia, for the Red Wing Roots festival hosted by the Steel Wheels band. Nestled in the ...

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2018 Red Wing Roots Huge Success

Mt. Solon (July 14th, 2018) – What a start to the latest installment of the annual Red Wing Roots Festival in Mt. Solon, VA! Six years ago, roots band, The Steel Wheels, along with several friends, dreamt up a groovy “hometown” festival at nearby Natural Chimneys Park. From the first year, the now capacity, three day event was a rousing ...

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Roots Music Leaders Celebrate

Directors from three of the country’s most respected music organizations joined WoodSongs Old-Time Radio host, folksinger Michael Johnathon on Monday for an adventurous exploration of roots music. Barbara B. Newman, president and CEO of The Blues Foundation, Angus Finnan, Executive Director of Folk Alliance International and Paul Schiminger, Executive Director of the International Bluegrass Music Association and Dr. Ron Pen ...

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Appaloosa Fest Turns Three

The Third Annual installment of the Appaloosa Festival gets underway Friday and Saturday, Sept. 1-2, 2017. The fest hosted by D.C. based Celtic rock band Scythian promises again this year to be an event to be remembered.The scenic Skyline Ranch Resort in Front Royal, Virginia is once again the location for the festival. It’s just one hour from DC. and ...

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MerleFest 30 Comes To Triumphant Close

The 30th installment of Merlefest came to a close Sunday afternoon, April 30th, with a crowd pleasing set from one of Country Music’s more popular artists, the Zac Brown Band. It is estimated that well over 80,000 folks attended the celebration over the four days. This festival is the primary fundraiser for the WCC Foundation which funds scholarships and capital ...

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Americana Artists Support Shelter Pet Day

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is April, 30th; what better way to celebrate (besides adopting a pet) than to check out the upcoming CD release dedicated to raising funds and awareness for this amazing cause. The CD, Rescue Me! A Cause for Paws, is a project of Blue Light Records and co-produced by singer/songwriter Amy White, (Inside Track artist, ...

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